Choosing the Right Battery for Your Gel Blaster: Essential Considerations

Gel blasters are fantastic for outdoor fun and competitive play, offering a realistic and thrilling experience. To keep your gel blaster performing at its best, selecting the right battery is crucial. At GelToyNation, we want to ensure you have the knowledge you need to make the best choice for your gel blaster. Here are some essential considerations when choosing a battery.

Understanding Gel Blaster Batteries

Types of Batteries

There are two main types of batteries commonly used in gel blasters:

  1. Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH): These are older but reliable types of batteries. They are user-friendly and generally safe to use but can be heavier and have a lower capacity compared to newer types.

  2. Lithium Polymer (LiPo): These are the most common and recommended batteries for gel blasters. They are lighter, have a higher capacity, and can deliver more power, improving the performance of your gel blaster.

Key Considerations When Choosing a Battery


The voltage of a battery affects the rate of fire and overall power of your gel blaster. Common voltages for gel blaster batteries are 7.4V and 11.1V.

  • 7.4V: Provides a standard rate of fire and is safe for most gel blasters.
  • 11.1V: Offers a higher rate of fire and better performance but may not be suitable for all blasters, especially stock models without upgraded internals.

Capacity (mAh)

Capacity is measured in milliampere-hours (mAh) and determines how long the battery will last before needing a recharge. Higher capacity batteries last longer but may be larger and heavier. Typical capacities range from 1000mAh to 3000mAh.

Discharge Rate (C Rating)

The discharge rate, indicated as the C rating, tells you how quickly a battery can deliver power. A higher C rating means the battery can provide more power faster, which is essential for high-performance gel blasters. Common C ratings are between 20C and 30C.

Size and Compatibility

Ensure the battery you choose fits in your gel blaster's battery compartment. Different blasters have different size requirements, so check the dimensions of both the battery and the compartment.

Connector Type

Gel blasters may have different types of connectors. The most common types are Tamiya and Deans connectors. Make sure the battery you choose has a compatible connector or be prepared to use an adapter.

Safety Considerations


Always use a charger that is compatible with your battery type. Overcharging or using the wrong charger can damage the battery or even cause it to catch fire. For LiPo batteries, consider using a balance charger to ensure each cell is charged equally.

Handling and Storage

Store batteries in a cool, dry place and avoid extreme temperatures. For LiPo batteries, use a LiPo-safe bag or container to prevent accidents. Do not puncture, crush, or drop the batteries as this can cause damage and potential safety hazards.


Regularly check your batteries for signs of wear and damage. Swollen or damaged batteries should be disposed of safely and not used.


Choosing the right battery for your gel blaster is essential for ensuring optimal performance and safety. By considering factors such as voltage, capacity, discharge rate, size, and connector type, you can find a battery that suits your blaster and play style. Always prioritize safety by using the correct charger, handling batteries with care, and regularly checking for damage.

At GelToyNation, we offer a wide selection of batteries and accessories to keep your gel blaster running smoothly. Visit GelToyNation to explore our range and find the perfect battery for your gel blaster adventures.

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